Episode 75: Karnataka’s Covid Data, And What It Does With It

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one: how can the data that Karnataka has been mining help improve our national response?

The Times of India article quoting Mr. Moudgil as saying that their analysis had revealed that symptomatic people were far more likely to spread the infection and to more people than asymptomatic people is here.

Karnataka’s meticulous data collection and sharing will help those who seek to understand the disease enormously, and at the same time administrators can use this data to craft the policy message that’s best suited to their population. For me personally, after days of making do with limited data, it’s a real pleasure to see one state collecting it, analysing it, and sharing it so well.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. Tomorrow — a new question.

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I am a data journalist based in Chennai, India.

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